Is Government Fighting Councils?

Own Correspondent The arresting of Chitungwiza Mayor Maiko on abuse of office charges has solidified the long-abiding suspicion that government doesn’t have clean hands in dealings with Councils. Most of its interventions and endevours have been rooted in political moves and efforts aimed at undercutting Councils, seen as extensions of the Chamisa-led MDC Alliance. Whilst…

Full Table: Harare’s New Rates

Correspondents The Harare City Council last week approved new rates, with refuse collection increasing with at least nine fold, water and sewer charges having quadrupled. The new tariffs are with effect since November 1. The new fees are contained in a supplementary water, sanitation and hygiene tariffs budget approved during a special council meeting. Below…

Gvt Warns Councilors Of Stiff Punishments

Correspondent Harare Provincial Development Coordinator Tafadzwa Muguti has warned Councilors of stiff repercussions if they indulge in corruption. The remarks follow Thursday’s detention of almost all Councilors by the Special Anti-Corruption Commission. SACU, which has been described as an unconstitutional body by legal experts, raided Town House whilst the Councilors were in a meeting. Muguti…

Lifestyle Audits at Harare Council

Own Correspondent Government has promised to carry out lifestyle audits on Council officials as it moves to curb the increased corruption at Town House. Newly appointed Provincial Development Coordinator Mr Tafadzwa Muguti said the illegal selling of stands in Harare has necessitated this move. “It is sad that council officials have been facilitating the illegal sale…